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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Overview
Known as a world-famous hub for architecture, art, and politics, the lakeside city of Chicago has a wealth of must-see sights. Know exactly where to go in the Windy City on this hop-on, hop-off bus tour, complete with 13 stops covering everything from the famous Thorne Miniature Rooms in the Art Institute to the Adler Planetarium. Plus, this custom tour means you can take charge of your own sightseeing itinerary.
Highlights
  • A hop-on, hop-off tour of downtown Chicago makes sightseeing easy 
  • Hop off and get back on as many times as you wish
  • Live onboard commentary provides important historical context 
  • See highlights including the Millennium Park, the Magnificent Mile, and Grant Park
What to Expect
Hop on the double-decker bus at any of the 14 designated stops to begin your tour. Pop on the earphones provided to listen to live commentary on the history of the Windy City, from its iconic architecture to the life and times of famous Chicago residents like Al Capone. The full circuit takes two hours, but you can hop on and off at any stop you choose. You’ll have your pick of sights such as Willis Tower, with panoramic views of four different states, the Field Museum, home of world-class history exhibits, or Navy Pier, where you can grab some cotton candy and take a ride on a classic Ferris wheel. And make sure to enjoy the bus ride. You’ll cross the Chicago River and get a front-row view of the Magnificent Mile, with its historic waterfront and luxury retail stores. Don’t forget to save time for the Impressionist masterworks at the Art Institute of Chicago. An insider's tip: duck into the lower-level to see the astonishing detail in the Thorne Miniature Rooms.  The night tour includes 75 minutes of Chicago's dazzling skyscrapers lit up for the night.  Note, this is not hop-on, hop-off. 
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Important Information
Departure Point
You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
Departure Time
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Duration
2h
Return Details
You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Inclusions
  • Hop-on, hop-off, open-top, sightseeing bus tour.
  • Live Guide
  • Complimentary Bag of Garrett's Popcorn
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Live bus tracking
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Classic 1-day tickets will be valid for same day use. Tickets claimed after 2 pm will be valid for the next calendar day.
  • Redeem vouchers at any Big Bus hop-on hop-off points
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Loved our tour of the city! Lance and Mario were especially entertaining which added to the tour. Would definitely do again :)
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We missed most of the sights due to fogged up windows, from the rain. 2nd bus was much better and guide tried to make it fun but we only had 1 stop left. Also we got slapped with a $5.70 FOREIGN TRANSACTION FEE when I got my credit card statement. Seems Big Bus is a
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Response from hrwilliams1, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Responded 6 days ago
Hello Sooz9901, Thank you for taking the time out to leave us a review. We appreciate all feedback. We are saddened to hear that you did not enjoy your experience while on the Big Bus here in Chicago. We take pride in ensuring our customers have a memorable experience, yet your experience may be memorable it was not the best. Yes the Big Bus company is London based and that could be the reasoning for the additional fee. If you do decide to return to Chicago we hope that you'll hop on with us again and get us another chance to make your experience better. Kind Regards, The Big Bus Chicago Team
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Nedra and the guide Lance make a great Tour. We used the bus to get around aswell. You get that little extra
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Response from hrwilliams1, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Responded 6 days ago
Hello Claes W, Thank you for taking the time out to leave us a review. We appreciate all feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time while riding with us here in Chicago.We are glad to hear you enjoyed Lance's tour and we will be sure to let him know. We will be sure to let Nedra know you enjoyed her safe driving as well. We take pride in ensuring all of customers receive exceptional service while with us and based on what you said we successfully did this. We hope that if you return to Chicago you will hop on with us again. Kind Regards, The Big Bus Chicago Team
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This tour was a waste of money. There are not enough buses and they need to run more often than every 30 minutes. They spent too much time on certain stops which is a waste of precious time when you don’t have a lot to begin with. They should also provide a wristband or a ticket
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Response from hrwilliams1, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Responded 6 days ago
Hello Rarver, Thank you for taking the time out to leave us a review. We appreciate all feedback. We are saddened to hear that you did not enjoy your experience while on the Big Bus here in Chicago. We take pride in ensuring our customers have a memorable experience, yet your experience may be memorable it was not the best. If you do decide to return to Chicago we hope that you'll hop on with us again and get us another chance to make your experience better. Kind Regards, The Big Bus Chicago Team
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I loved the bus tour, the tour guides were hilarious and really informative, and the whole experience was 10/10! I would totally recommend this to anyone visiting the City of Chicago!
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Response from hrwilliams1, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Responded 6 days ago
Hello emilyjemimaa, Thank you for taking the time out to leave us a review. We appreciate all feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time while riding with us here in Chicago.We are glad to hear you enjoyed. We take pride in ensuring all of our customers receive exceptional service while with us and based on what you said we successfully did this. We hope that if you return to Chicago you will hop on with us again. Kind Regards, The Big Bus Chicago Team
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